University of Sheffield has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Sheffield is one of only a few universities in the north of England with a stand-alone economics department. Our staff are internationally respected. They advise UK government departments and international organisations such as the World Bank.
The department is large enough to cover a lot of specialist topics, which means more choice for you. We also offer the option of a year-long work placement with a relevant organisation.
The Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best places in the UK to study politics. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top ten. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world.
Some of our graduates become professional economists. Others go into related professions such as banking, insurance and accounting. Some work for organisations such as Deloitte, Nestle, Rolls-Royce, the Office of Budget Responsibility and the Houses of Parliament.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||in Applied Law, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
|in Business Studies/Management, Humanities, Law or Social Sciences Diploma : 60 credits overall|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2|
plus grades ABB at A level
The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in a relevant subject plus grade A in A-level|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Not accepted|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||plus grade AA in A-level|
GCSE English at grade C of grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or grade 6
Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies
English Baccalaureate Policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc
A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive. Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding